One Man.
One Woman.
That's Marriage.

Marriages are a matter of significant public concern, as the record of almost every culture shows. If it weren’t for the fact that sexual intercourse between a man and a woman leads to children and brings with it a further obligation to care for those children, the notion of marriage would probably never have existed, and the state would not have been interested in it. The state - which did not invent marriage - has no authority to re-invent it.
  • The effect on churches and marriage celebrants

    IAN BASSETT – Read the legal opinions obtained by Family First NZ from Barrister Ian Bassett which describe the effects of Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Act Bill, if it is enacted.

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  • Marriage Should Not be Redefined.

    BOB McCOSKRIE – FAMILY FIRST NZ: Marriages are a matter of significant public concern, as the record of almost every culture shows. If it weren’t for the fact that sexual intercourse between a man and a woman leads to children and…

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  • Beyond Gay Marriage

    STANLEY KURTZ – THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Among the likeliest effects of gay marriage is to take us down a slippery slope to legalized polygamy and “polyamory” (group marriage). Marriage will be transformed into a variety of relationship contracts, linking two, three, or more individuals…

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  • I’m gay but I’m against same-sex marriages

    RICHARD WAGHORN – Marriage is vital as a framework within which children can be brought up by a man and woman. Not all marriages, of course, involve child-raising. And there are also, for that matter, same-sex couples already raising children. But the reality is that marriages tend towards child-raising and same-sex partnerships do not.

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  • Let us not forget the point of what marriage is for

    MIRANDA DEVINE: One of the consequences of remaking marriage to include gays is that it will be transformed from an institution centred around the wellbeing of children to one centred on the self-fulfillment of adults.

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  • Sorry, Harvard, fathers still matter — including Black fathers

    USA Today 17 June 2021 Family First Comment: It was Fathers Day in the US last Sunday. This excellent op-ed pushes back on the left revisionist logic that married, two-parent families don’t matter “Progressives are calling into question even the kids-benefit-from-fathers argument Obama made so powerfully and poignantly….. There’s only one problem with this revisionist effort Continue Reading

  • Perth twins Anna and Lucy DeCinque get engaged to same man

    NZ Herald 14 June 2021 Family First Comment: But but but…. they assured us that it was never about ‘group’ marriage! “As Australia doesn’t allow three people to get married, the trio are looking at other options such as Malaysia, Indonesia or upper parts of America, when they are able to do so.” Two Australian identical Continue Reading

  • State broadcaster RNZ does ‘sales pitch’ on polygamy / polyamory

    Centrepoint: Neither free nor loving Radio NZ News 31 May 2021 Family First Comment: Our state broadcaster uses the recent TV documentary on Centrepoint to explain polyamory in detail and all its ‘benefits’. The new ‘marriage equality’ Although most Kiwis live a monogamous life (or pretend to, even when they’re cheating) there are thousands who don’t, Continue Reading

  • Jacinda’s wedding sends an important societal message

    Bob McCoskrie – National Director, Family First NZ In January 2018, Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Clarke Gayford outside their Auckland home to an adoring national and international media. We all celebrated the exciting news of our Prime Minister becoming a mother, and started counting down the months and days to the birth Continue Reading

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